The Vermont State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred late Monday, Aug. 15, in the town of Ludlow by a member of the Ludlow Police Department.
The Ludlow shooting follows a shooting by Burlington police of a 20-year-old man Saturday afternoon. After charging Burlington police with a knife, David Johnson received non-life-threatening gunshot wounds for which he was treated at the hospital.
The Ludlow shooting occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Monday on South Hill Road. An adult man was struck by gunfire and sustained life-threatening injuries. The subject was brought by ambulance to Springfield Hospital and is expected to be airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
The Vermont State Police is leading the investigation into the police shooting, as is standard practice in Vermont.
The investigation is in its preliminary stages. Detectives with the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, joined by members of the Crime Scene Search Team, Field Force Division, and Victim Services Unit, are responding to the scene and working on the case. The Ludlow Police Department is providing assistance.
No additional information is currently available. VSP will provide updates throughout the investigation.
Ludlow, in Windsor County, is home to Okemo Ski Area. According to the town website, the Ludlow Police Department has five non-dispatch police officers: Police Chief Jeffrey P. Billings, and officers Ryan Palmer, Jeffrey Warfle, Catherine Warner, and recent Vermont Police Academy graduate Zachary Paul.
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